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Hybridiser: Swaby, Alan, (UK)
Year Introduced: 2010
Height 60cm
Spread 55cm


Naturally bushy and short jointed, produces many flowers, easy to grow and very beautiful. Hardy to 0°C, 32°F.

Tube: Red with darker stripes, slender.

Sepals: Red-violet, paler towards green tips, held fully up.

Corolla: Indigo-purple, half flared when mature.

Parentage: (Sophie Louise x (London 2000 x unknown)) x (Dorothy Hanley x Voodoo)

AFS 7276, BFS 124

Brian McFetridge – No 7276 (Swaby 2010)

Semi-double. Upright/Trailer

COROLLA: quarter flared, smooth petal margins; opens purple (83A); matures dark reddish purple (64A); 19mm (3/4") long x 19mm (3/4") wide

SEPALS are half up, tips recurved up; light reddish purple (73A) upper surface; magenta (61C) lower surface; 31mm (1 1/4") long x 9mm (5/16") wide

TUBE is pink (62A); medium length and thickness; 12mm (7/16") long x 6mm (1/4") wide

STAMENS extend 12mm (7/16") beyond the corolla; reddish purple (72B) filaments; violet (73B) anthers

PISTIL extends 25mm (1") beyond the corolla; reddish purple (N74B) style; grayish yellow (160A) stigma

BUD is pointed, ovate

FOLIAGE is medium green (137B) upper surface; medium green (137C) lower surface

Leaves are 50mm (2") long x 25mm (1") wide, cordate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, rounded bases. Veins are medium green, stems are pale reddish green and branches are light brown

PARENTAGE: Sophie Louise x seedling of London 2000 x (Dorothy Hanley x Voodoo)

Lax upright or stiff trailer

Makes good basket

Prefers overhead filtered light, cool climate

Cold weather hardy to 0° C (32° F)

Best bloom and foliage color in filtered light

Tested 3 years in Leeds and Manchester, England

Distinguished by flower color combination

BFS Reg No: 124

Release year: 2010

Reg date: 24/09/2009

Growth: upright

Height: 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet)

Flower type: semi-double

Flower size: medium

Tube colour: light reddish purple

Sepal colour: light reddish purple on the upper surface, magenta on the lower surface

Sepal shape: half up recurved

Corolla colour: opens purple, matures to reddish purple

Corolla shape: Quarter Flared

Free flowering: yes

Foliage size:

Foliage colour: medium green on the upper and lower surfaces

Hardy: no

Hybridiser: Alan Swaby

Country: UK

Seed Parent: Sophie Louise

Pollen_Parent: seedling from ’London 2000’ x (‘Dorothy Handley’ x ‘Voodoo’)

Years Tested: 3

Tested Where: in the vicinity of Leeds & Manchester, UK

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Semi Double #
Bush #
H3 (Min 1°C to -5°C) #